Our mission is to provide a rich Christian Montessori environment for all children, rich and poor, gifted, and special, from a variety of cultures all over the world. We believe all children have an innate ability to learn. Children will prosper in his or her own subtle, creative fashion.
Our philosophy is to take interest in the hold child and most importantly, the child's willingness to accept and master new experiences.
We, at Bryson Christian Montessori School, believe all children have a genius capacity when they are born into the world. Children are gentle and vulnerable with a need for love, protection, friends, and intellectual stimulation.
Bryson Christian Montessori School's Philosophy is based on Maria Montessori's teaching methods. As the first Italian woman physician, Dr. Montessori felt early childhood education shouldn't fill the child with facts from a specific course of studies, but rather cultivate a child's own natural desire to learn.
In the Montessori classroom, the objective is approached two ways: first, by allowing each child to experience the excitement of learning by his or her own choice (rather than being forced): and second, by helping the student to perfect all his or her natural tools or learning. This unique approach promotes the whole child. Each child progresses at his or her own pace, and the child is never made to "fit the program." Activities are designed to meet each child's own developmental interests and abilities at his or her own level.
"We stress the process, not product. We fill the mind, not the backpack!" Our classrooms are filled with hands-on-learning materials that each child can manipulate and use to master a wide range of skills through repetition.
The multi-age class encourages the younger children to learn from the older children, and the older children to serve as positive role models. It encourages respect for and understanding of themselves and their friends.
Research Shows the Montessori Method:
"Montessori graduates showed significant superiority in reading and Math sections of the California Achievement Tests when compared to the mean scores of their non-Montessori classmates."
-Montessori: Research Indicators (Takacs & Clifford, 1998)
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